An ‘abnormal load’ is a vehicle that has any of the following: a weight of more than 44,000 kilograms. an axle load of more than 10,000 kilograms for a single non-driving axle and 11,500 kilograms for a single driving axle. a width of more than 2.9 metres.(1 Apr 2015)
Preparation and planning is the key factor to a successful transit of an abnormal load. At P Bartholomew we have years of hands on experience in this complex field. We are based in between the M2 and the M20; an excellent position for transportation links for both Kent, mainland Europe via Dover ports and the Channel Tunnel, plus London and the rest of the UK.
We will take care of everything for you every step of the way, ensuring that your operation goes smoothly and without a hitch. We will organise all the paperwork required for notifications, (road/bridge authority and police), and happy and able to supply an in-house escort vehicle. Our service does not stop there however as we will plan and arrange a suitable route of transit which will take into account the load size and roads required to reach the destination. Please contact us to discuss this service further.